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#1 (permalink)      7/4/2020 10:08:21 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Depth 2.5mm?
Hi guys. The spec says this has a depth of 2.5mm. Does that mean the metal part is 2.5mm in diameter?

I wanna use this to wrap coils.
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It should not since these are packaging dimensions.
But if it is really PH0 then it is 2.5



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Curious, if it is ph0, why would that mean it's 2.5mm? I don't really know how this works.
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Calling on djvillan. Bud you own one of these. If you can please shed some light, I'll be most grateful.
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ShahinJ wrote:

Curious, if it is ph0, why would that mean it's 2.5mm?


No idea why I brought that table here...

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I'm like 80% sure that 2.5mm is the diameter of the driver, since it's the only thing that makes sense. I checked some of the other drivers in the range, and some say 2mm, so 2.5mm makes sense, but it would be nice to know for sure.

It's quite amazing how many things I find on fasttech which I just can't get locally, and if I can, it's sometimes 10x the price. Crazy, I know.

I just bought this pen like diamond knife sharpener. The price locally is literally around 10x higher.

I honestly don't know if I'll find a 2.5mm screwdriver locally. The little sets of precision screwdrivers almost always come with with a 2.4mm driver. I really need a 2.5mm. I once came by a set with a 2.5mm, but when I went back for it, it was sold. And I never saw a similar set locally since. I have like 4 sets of precision screwdrivers now, all of them with a 2.4mm driver. If I can avoid buying another set just to get a 2.5mm driver, I will. This screwdriver solves that dilemma. Well, that's if it is indeed 2.5mm.

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ShahinJ wrote:

Curious, if it is ph0, why would that mean it's 2.5mm? I don't really know how this works.


Because that's what size a #0 Phillips screwdriver is, maybe? If the head and shank were obviously different sizes, your question might stand a chance of having made some sense.

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My question made perfect sense, either way you wanna look at it.

"Because that's the size a #0 screwdriver is, maybe?"

Are you telling me or asking me? I honestly can't tell.

#sarcasm is humour for idiots.
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Hi guys, so I finally received my order, and can confirm that the diameter isn't 2.5mm. It's actually closer to 3.1mm, which is a pleasant surprise, considering I've been hunting for a drill bit in this diameter for quite some time. Quite awesome how things worked out.

Just for the record. Ph-0 is approximately 3mm and ph-00 is approximately 2.5mm.

Fasttech got it totally wrong on this one, but I'm really glad they did.
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Then again, ph-0 could actually be 2.5mm. I'm getting conflicting info. Honestly not too sure what to make of it.

This makes it really difficult to buy Phillips screwdrivers online, and I still really need a 2.5mm screwdriver. But another option is a torx screwdriver, size T9 is 2.5mm, and that should work just as well, so that's another option.

The major issue I'm having is with the ph0/00 screwdrivers actually being 2.4mm instead of 2.5mm. That 0.1mm makes a huge difference. I've already got loads of the 2.4mm screwdrivers :/

Anyway, that's the end of my rant. Hopefully this info will benefit someone sometime.